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Barton praises Fleetwood’s fighting qualities to set up Wimbledon tie

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018 by PA13 hits

Joey Barton praised his side’s battling qualities after they withstood some fierce Guiseley resistance to book their place in the FA Cup third round.First-half strikes from Paddy Madden and Wes Burns set the League One side on their way to victory before Alex Purver reduced the deficit for the hosts.But Barton’s men had been indebted to keeper Alex Cairns for a pair of earl...Full Story »

Joey Barton hails impact of Dean Marney

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA14 hits

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton hailed Dean Marney as a “different player” after the midfielder scored his first goal to fire them to a 3-0 win over Coventry.Barton played with Marney at Burnley in the Championship and Premier League and the 36-year-old was one of his first signings.But after missing a chunk of pre-season and struggling with a groin injury Marney has not been a permanent ...Full Story »

Barton happy with Fleetwood squad despite mixed returns

Posted Monday, November 26, 2018 by PA5 hits

Joey Barton has insisted he is happy with his squad depth despite Fleetwood’s poor run in League One, which has seen them win only one of their last five in the competition ahead of Tuesday’s match with Coventry.Barton was able to recall Ched Evans at the weekend and also brought Ryan Taylor into his side, but it made no difference in a 2-1 loss to Plymouth.With no injury worries at ...Full Story »

Joey Barton: Gerard Garner can have a big future at Fleetwood

Posted Monday, November 12, 2018 by PA15 hits

Joey Barton believes Gerard Garner has a big future ahead of him after he came off the bench to score his first competitive goal for Fleetwood in their 4-1 win over Alfreton.The 19-year-old capped off a comfortable victory for the Cod Army in the first round of the FA Cup, after a brace from Paddy Madden and Ash Hunter put the visitors in command.And Fleetwood boss Barton singled out the youngst...Full Story »

Joey Barton says first win over Blackpool was for the people of Fleetwood

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2018 by PA30 hits

Joey Barton hailed his history boys and says that their first ever Fylde coast derby win over Blackpool is for the people of Fleetwood.Ten years ago Blackpool had just been promoted to the Premier League while Town were promoted from the Conference North.In the years since Fleetwood have risen and Blackpool fallen, this the fifth meeting between the two in the third tier.And Barton was pleased t...Full Story »

Barton lauds Fleetwood players for victory at Doncaster

Posted Sunday, October 07, 2018 by PA10 hits

Joey Barton praised the professionalism of his Fleetwood players as they ended a six game winless run with a comprehensive victory over Doncaster.Fleetwood defended very well after taking an early lead and showed a ruthless side to go 4-0 up by 49 minutes through a Ched Evans penalty and strikes from James Wallace, Ashley Eastham and Ashley Hunter.“Goals do change games,” Barton said...Full Story »

Joey Barton refuses to blame disrupted preparation as Fleetwood lose at Southend

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2018 by PA23 hits

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton refused to make excuses following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Southend United.Simon Cox bagged the only goal of the game to secure all three points for the Shrimpers at Roots Hall.But Barton – whose preparations were hit by a cancelled plane and a bout of food poisoning – felt Town should have picked up a point.“We took about 10 hours to get her...Full Story »

Joey Barton jokes about taking Fleetwood on the road after latest home draw

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2018 by PA21 hits

Joey Barton is contemplating asking to play on the road every week afte rhis Fleetwood side were frustrated at home to Accrington.Cian Bolger sent Town on the way with a 38th minute header but Sean McConville levelled in the 70th minute to earn the visitors a 1-1 draw in Sky Bet League One.Despite a seven-match unbeaten run, Fleetwood boss Barton has seen his side win at home just once in four l...Full Story »

Joey Barton believes Fleetwood were better team in Sunderland stalemate

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by PA28 hits

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton felt that his team were the better side after holding Sunderland to a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light.The former Newcastle midfielder received some stick from the Black Cats fans throughout the encounter, but he was left satisfied with the outcome.Fleetwood, who took the lead when Paddy Madden headed in the opener in the ninth minute, remain in a play-off spot after s...Full Story »

Joey Barton praises Fleetwood character after win over Bradford

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA25 hits

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton was proud of the way his 10 men handled adversity to clinch his first win on home soil.Ched Evans and Ashley Hunter scored either side of Eoin Doyle’s penalty for Bradford, with Wes Burns sent off before the break.Burns saw red for a dangerous challenge on Adam Chicksen  shortly before half-time, but Barton refused to be drawn into criticism of referee ...Full Story »

Joey Barton claims first home win as Fleetwood manager as Bradford beaten

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA25 hits

Joey Barton tasted victory at Highbury for the first time as his 10-man Fleetwood side beat Bradford 2-1 in a controversial affair on the Fylde Coast.Referee Andy Haines had a busy first half, chalking off a Ched Evans effort for handball after just two minutes.Evans soon got himself on the scoresheet, bundling home an Ashley Hunter cross from close range in the 12th minute.Haines found himself ...Full Story »

Fleetwood’s rout of Scunthorpe delights Joey Barton

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2018 by PA38 hits

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton praised his side’s character after they cruised to a 5-0 victory at Scunthorpe.The Cod Army came into the game on the back of conceding a frustrating stoppage-time equaliser at home to Rochdale on Saturday, but braces for Ched Evans and Wes Burns and a fine second-half strike from Ashley Hunter meant they responded with the club’s biggest-ever Football Leag...Full Story »

Henderson strikes at the death to deny Barton his first home win

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2018 by PA9 hits

Rochdale striker Ian Henderson’s last-gasp leveller denied Joey Barton a first home victory as Fleetwood boss.Barton was on course to secure his first win at Highbury since taking over, but Henderson popped up in the fifth minute of stoppage time to thwart Town.Things had started well for Barton as Paddy Madden scored his second of the season in the 26th minute, pouncing on a whirling Ash ...Full Story »

Joey Barton hails Fleetwood’s strength in depth after Carabao Cup win at Crewe

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PA34 hits

Joey Barton was delighted to see the depth in his squad as his much-changed Fleetwood side progressed via a penalty shoot-out in their Carabao Cup clash at Crewe.Alex Cairns saved Perry Ng’s kick before Cod Army substitute Ashley Hunter sent Crewe’s Dave Richards the wrong way to clinch a 4-3 shoot-out win after the first-round tie had finished 1-1.Barton gave his fringe players the ...Full Story »

Joey Barton revels in first Fleetwood victory

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by PA26 hits

Fleetwood boss Joey Barton hailed his side’s attacking display after registering his first win as a manager with a 2-0 win at Oxford.Ched Evans fired the Cod Army in front after 34 minutes and Paddy Madden sealed victory by converting a late penalty after fellow substitute Wes Grant was brought down by goalkeeper Scott Shearer.After a 1-0 home defeat by AFC Wimbledon on the opening day, it...Full Story »

Joey Barton records first win as Fleetwood boss at Oxford

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2018 by PA10 hits

Joey Barton celebrated his first victory as a manager after Fleetwood saw off Oxford in a 2-0 win at the Kassam Stadium.Ched Evans fired them ahead in the 34th minute with a simple eight-yard finish to Kyle Dempsey’s cross from the right.Paddy Madden wrapped up the points after converting an 89th-minute penalty after stand-in keeper Scott Shearer brought down Wes Burns.The Cod Army continu...Full Story »

Joey Barton wants Fleetwood to learn from AFC Wimbledon defeat

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA30 hits

Joey Barton was philosophical after his first League One match as Fleetwood boss ended in a 1-0 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.Joe Pigott’s 60th-minute close-range effort was the difference at Highbury as 35-year-old Barton manned his first game in the dugout.But the new boss was left cursing Lady Luck as Town started the new season with a defeat.Barton’s mantra is ‘you win or you lea...Full Story »

Joey Barton starts life at Fleetwood with home defeat

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA50 hits

Joe Pigott brought Joey Barton back down to earth as his goal saw AFC Wimbledon beat Fleetwood 1-0.The pre-match build-up was all about former England midfielder Barton, taking charge of his first game, but the Dons stole the headlines at Highbury courtesy of Pigott’s 60th-minute goal. Kwesi Appiah and Pigott were both guilty of wasting clear-cut chances in the first half for the Dons with...Full Story »

Dumbarton start League One campaign on front foot after Cup mis-steps

Posted Sunday, August 05, 2018 by PA9 hits

Dumbarton’s bid for an immediate return to the Ladbrokes Championship began on the right foot as they saw off East Fife 2-0 in their League One opener on Saturday.The Sons, relegated from the second tier after losing the play-off final, came into the match on the back of heavy Betfred Cup defeats to Kilmarnock and St Mirren but they found league action much more to their liking.Captain And...Full Story »

Joey Barton starts his Fleetwood reign against AFC Wimbledon

Posted Thursday, August 02, 2018 by PA40 hits

Joey Barton begins his managerial career in earnest on Saturday as Fleetwood take on AFC Wimbledon.The former Newcastle and Manchester City midfielder has brought the national spotlight onto Highbury, but the signs are positive after seven victories from seven matches in pre-season.Barton has been busy in the transfer market and his major headache will be deciding which 11 players to field.Among...Full Story »

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